Juan Matos (1955). Dominican educator residing in Worcester, MA, USA. Author of Crecer (1989); Amor de noche y mar (1996); De las parras (997); De mi desidia (1991); Con pecado concebido (2001); Temblor de espejos (2011); Azúcar, cayo y puerto (2003); and Del milagro de la espera (2005). In 2017, he has published new editions of his poetry books El Hombre que se fue/The Man who left and Azúcar, cayo y puerto/Sugar, cane and port (Books&Smith). Founding member of the following literary groups and workshops: Word; Cultural Expression (PEC) in NYC; The Hostos Cultural Group in Worcester, MA; The Pedro Mir Writers’ Workshop in Lawrence, MA. His works have been featured in numerous anthologies and literary reviews. Matos is a graduate of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, with a degree in Chemistry. He earned a Master’s Degree in Elementary School Education at Lehmann College, the Bronx, NY; and a Master’s Degree in Bilingual Education at Worcester State University, MA.
He has undertaken studies in literature at the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Alcalá in Henares, Spain. Currently he teaches Advanced Placement Spanish Literature and Culture classes at North High School Worcester, MA, and is a member of the Dominican Cultural House of Worcester.